(Note: see below for a correction of an error in this week's episode.)
This episode comes to you from beautiful Switzerland, where I am currently doing a short series of concerts with my old friends and partners in crime, François and Christine Reymond. As I've mentioned earlier, the primary purpose of this trip to Europe, however, is to observe and document some of the enormous changes the European continent is going through, and I couldn't resist the urge to check into some of the developments in Switzerland along these lines. I was all the more interested since I've spent six years of my life in this country.
Here's a table of contents of this episode:
Chapter One - a crash course on Switzerland, just to make sure we're on the same page and that you're tracking with me
Chapter Two - walking the streets of Lausanne (where I lived in two different stints) with a good friend, who happens to be a policeman
Chapter Three - the changing face of Switzerland through the eyes of a high school vice principal
Chapter Four - an encounter with some refugees in Switzerland
Join us next week, when we'll be coming to you from Athens, Greece!
Correction: if you listened to the segment on my interview with Lionel the policeman, you heard me mention drug dealers on a Lausanne city square at night. I mistakenly understood Lionel to say they were Eritreans; they are instead of other African nationalities, but rarely Eritreans. I apologize for the error.